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I Embrace the New Year
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By Gary James Smith
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I embrace the New Year with glad expectation
That God would bring thousands to come to Salvation
With the Spirit of Christmas still fresh in my mind
I know that's the heart of the God of mankind.

To see new life in men that waver
To see them come to know the Saviour
Some look to their problems and are met with despair
Not giving attention to the fact that God's still there

They take these burdens and carry the yoke
That God never meant to be carried by us folk
O Spirit alert such men to attend
To their need of a Saviour, in Christ's name, Amen!

Another prayer Lord that I ask of Thee
Let us as Christians take  inventory
Check off the list of the things that do hinder
And be burdened to become real soul winners.

Make this new year of two thousand and nine
Remembrance of a fresh anointing time
So New year I embrace you I'm glad that you're here
To share faith with those loved ones  who are so dear.

And as well, to share Lord with those  brought our way
A very, very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year's day.

Copyright Gary James Smith Dec. 28, 2008


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Submitted: Monday, December 29, 2008

Last Updated: Monday, December 29, 2008

About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972. I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl). I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior! I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, �Dad, what�s this?� and I said a poem and she replied �Dad, that�s not a poem , that�s a song� and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD. garyjamessmith2005@yahoo.ca

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